On Friday the Ohio Attorney General’s Office certified a petition proposed to recreationally legalize marijuana in the Buckeye state.
The petition titled, “Marijuana Legalization Amendment” was the second petition submitted by Responsible Ohio – containing all necessary requirements, including 1,000 validated signatures from registered Ohio voters and a ‘fair and truthful’ summary of the amendment being proposed.
“Without passing upon the advisability of the approval or rejection of the measure to be referred,… I hereby certify that the summary is a fair and truthful statement of the proposed law,” Ohio Attorney Mike General DeWine stated in a letter to Responsible Ohio.
There is still quite the battle for Ohioans fighting to end marijuana prohibition. The Attorney General’s office will soon rule weather the bill addresses one or multiple issues.
Responsible Ohio must collect signatures for each issue from registered voters in each of 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, equal to 5 percent of the total vote cast in the county for the office of governor at the last gubernatorial election.
Total signatures collected statewide must also equal 10 percent of the total vote cast for the office of governor at the last gubernatorial election.